Phil Van Wormer is a co-founder of Avadain and responsible for its manufacturing scale-up and marketing. He has over 40 years of experience leading the development and global commercialization of over 50 new technologies, products and services including advanced membranes, films, polymers and aerospace composites, sustainable micro grids, super capacitors and ultra-efficient electric vehicles. Mr. Van Wormer has held senior executive positions at Fortune 500 companies, including DuPont and GE, as well as CEO and Chief Commercial Officer roles for early stage private equity and venture capital backed technology companies. His manufacturing experience includes leading the turnaround of a $100 million polymer manufacturing operation in Texas and the start-up of a new film manufacturing facility in Japan. During his career, he has also been involved in a number of entrepreneurial endeavors, including wireless spectrum development and off-grid solar systems. Mr. Van Wormer holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Tufts University.